THE HONEST GUIDE TO MAMMOTH & THE EASTERN SIERRA
Author: Colleen Dunn Bates
Publisher: Prospect Park Publishing, Dec 2004
This savvy book is for everyone headed to the Eastern Sierra: rock-climbing 20somethings to car-camping seniors, skiing families to fishing buddies, backpacking adventurers to spa-loving sybarites. 16 maps; 5.5x8.5 inches, 240 pgs.
Every year, some five million people head for the hillsCalifornias Eastern Sierra hills, that is. At long last, these millions of skiers, snowboarders, hikers, climbers, anglers, snowshoers, golfers, campers, cyclists, sledders, wildflower-hunters and sightseers have an indispensable resource: Mammoth from the Inside: The Honest Guide to Mammoth & the Eastern Sierra.
Mammoth from the Inside provides readers with in-the-know reviews of the best places to stay, camp, eat, ski, snowboard, hike, fish, bike and play in this mountain paradise. Its also full of great tips: where to rent and buy gear, how to find a babysitter, where to find Mammoths best margarita, how to avoid speeding tickets on the 395, where to get a good massage, how to prevent altitude sickness, where to find a romantic cabin, and much, much more.
> How to make the most of crowded holiday ski weekends
> The best condos, cabins and motels for all price ranges
> Memorable summertime hikes, from easy strolls to adventurous climbs
> The top ten sights in the Eastern Sierra
> The dos & donts of ski and snowboard school
> Mammoths best restaurants, coffeehouses and happy hours
> Great places to sled, kayak, fish, snowshoe, bike, climb and hike...
or doze by a lake
> The best secret runs on Mammoth and June mountains
> Gorgeous campgrounds from Bishop to June Lake
> Incredible backcountry adventures, from pack trips to guided ski trips
> Good eats on Highway 395
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Colleen Dunn Bates, an avid skier and hiker, has combined her lifelong love for the Eastern Sierra with her extensive experience as a travel writer and guidebook editor to create a savvy book thats both fun to read and loaded with essential information for everyone headed to the mountains.